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April Home Maintenance To-Do List

Our April home maintenance to-do list will get your house in shape for spring and ready for the hot weather ahead. Learn More »


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April Lawn & Garden To-Do List

In April the weather is warming, trees and spring bulbs are showing off blooms, yet cold weather threatens the eager gardener who starts too early. As plants and gardeners awaken, the mad rush of planting, pruning, and plowing descends.

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5 Spring Cleaning Tips for Your Garden

Spring may be one of the most beautiful times of the year, but it’s also when your garden needs most of your attention. Use these techniques to ensure you have a strong and healthy garden in the months to come. 1. Prepare the soil Before you plant anything, you’re going to need to test the […]

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March Lawn & Garden To-Do List

March marks the arrival of spring, but depending on where you live, freezing weather can persist well past the official start of spring. Read more to find out how to get your lawn and garden ready for the upcoming growing season.

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How to Protect Your Home During Extreme Cold Weather

Extreme cold weather — brrr! — can be hard on your home. Follow these tips when freezing weather, snow and ice hit your area.

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How to Determine Spring Planting Time for Your Garden

Determining when to plant in the spring can be harder than predicting the ups and downs of the stock market. Part science and part superstition, deciding when to plant is the biggest decision of the year if you farm for a living.

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When Hummingbirds are Migrating to Your Area

The arrival of the hummingbirds is one of the highlights of spring. Most years, they surprise me, zipping around the yard before I’ve even thought about hanging out my feeder. As spring moves northward, so do the birds, following the above freezing temperatures and spring blooms. Here are some resources and a handy chart to help you get ready for hummingbirds in your yard.

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How to Get an Early Start on Your Spring Garden

Can’t wait to get to garden this spring? Here are a few secrets for getting a successful head start!

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